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Hermione Presents and SpringWorks Festivals join the many artistic organizations, large and small around the world, as we announced our 2020 season programming will be moving to 2021. 

SpringWorks Festivals are about gathering. Artist creators come to share their works directly and in close connection with the audience. Our participatory events foster live and in-person experiences.  

SWF is taking this year as an opportunity, a gift of time, to actively envision the best version of what we can be in the future. We will connect with our community, artistic family, donors, sponsors and partners to share thoughts, and dreams. SWF will continue to foster partnerships and collaborations with the artistic community, local businesses, organizations in this region and across the country, to explore possibilities.

SWF will continue to support artistic expression and bring innovators’ work to your attention on our website and social platforms.

We will explore digital practices and ways to work with those pioneers who are forging new communication paths in this new virtual experience. 

Live artistic gatherings will fill a crucial need when we are able to meet again - ready to experience the magic of being in the presence of others.

Physical distancing may be required for some time.

With the guidance of experts, we will establish safe and healthy ways to re-engage physically when the circumstances allow.

Inspiration, hope, respite, and possibility will be our guides as we adapt and evolve.

In the weeks and months to come - please feel free to share your thoughts: detailed or fleeting, a word or a picture, about your experience or where you’d love to see our programming evolve. We look forward to hearing from you. 

If so inspired, please consider contributing your financial support to our programming or an arts organization of your choice.

Please connect on our social media platforms or by email at - springworksfestival@gmail.com

Here are some examples of words and thoughts we have collected already!

“LIVE arts matter”
Opportunity
Evolution 

Connection |
The Arts as conduit, metaphor, translator, connector, challenger, healer, equalizer  
NEW works tell all our stories  
Puppets can do what humans can't |
Fortitude

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2021

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SpringWorks ~ ShortWorks ~ April & May ***
 

cabaret, readings, spoken word & stories ~


City Hall Auditorium, Stratford Perth Museum, Gallery Stratford

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SpringWorks ~ PuppetWorks! ~ July ***
Puppet mini-fest will animate- Stratford's City Hall Auditorium & Market Square, Masonic Hall, downtown and environs
Join us for our 3rd array of hands-on, experiential and presentational activities:
Whimsical, Whacky, Family-Friendly FUN!  Puppet Performances ~  Puppet Demos ~ Puppet Films ~ Puppet BUSKERS!
 + EVENING Entertainment
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Programming for families, children and adults 
~ and a chance to visit beautiful downtown Stratford, Ontario
and experience puppetry arts from across Canada! 

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Culture Days ~ September ***

More than 30 FREE events in Stratford

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SpringWorks ~ DanceWorks & NewWorks ~ September to October *** 

Unexpected Intersections
Culture Days weekend with DanceWorks at Factory163

SWF showcases NEW works in all stages of development including: readings, contemporary dance, music, puppetry, cross-cultural & ‚Äčexploratory theatre forms. Our jury selects accomplished presenters from across Canada and beyond to share their craft and their passion.

Hermione Presents is a multidisciplinary arts, charitable organization which produces

festivals and arts-based educational programming to introduce our community and its visitors

to new, exciting voices of cultural, artistic and social diversity.
Registered Charity #80376 7656 RR0001

 

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